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Poster: minty fresh Date: Nov 8, 2006 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The First Tape

Hello, I've been lurking on this site for a while now and finally have something to ask the fine people on this forum. I recently found the setlist for the first tape I was ever given (tape wasn't labeled) and it happens to turn out to be JGB 2/5/1981. The show is sick, but does anyone happen to know if this is a well known/popular show (please forgive my ignorance if it is, since the JGB shows I have are all from the 70's)? The only place I was able to find it was on sugarmegs and it doesn't sound as good as the old tape I used to have. Also, what was your first tape?

Thanks,
minty

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Poster: bookends Date: Nov 9, 2006 5:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

my brother's tape - maxell - ROCHESTER '80 scribbled on the label. hissy, incomplete 2nd set (9/2/80) aquired in '81 i figure - but the Morning Dew carved deep channels into my medula for years to come. I still have it, but afraid to spin it after so much time. Now i see it here on the archive...going back today! thx for the inspiration!

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Poster: Scrim Date: Nov 9, 2006 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

Couldn't say what the first tape was, my buddies at the time were listening to lots of them. But the first song that hooked me was Might As Well. It fit everything that I was doing back then. Then the Scarlet/Fire combo cinched the deal. Thank the heavens I saw the light. Ever wonder where you would be right now if it wasn't for Jerry and the boys??

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 8, 2006 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

Cliff Huckers first tape was 4/29/71 Filmore East

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2006 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

That is a smokin (if memory serves) first tape! A classic.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Nov 8, 2006 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

You know, I was thinking about that first tape the other day. I don't still have it - probably "lent" it to a friend, but I've been trying to find it. You guys are probably not going to believe me, but it is because of....Donna! (Collective Gasp). I know.
Seems there is was a LL Rain that when they get to the slow build up after the third verse everything drops off and instead of waiting for Bobby, she lets out a Beautiful oooooooooh into some other ahhhhhhhhh and it is really breathtaking. Now I know its DONNA and all but I thought, from that tape (being my first one) that she was a really good singer. Then I got to hear some pre-1975 banshee wailings.
But for many years I thought she was pretty hot - because of this tape.
Problem is - I don't remember where it was from. I think it was probably 78 because 77 just doesn't sound like that. Unless it was Fall 77.

Anyone know of this tape/venue/date?

Let's see if any of the Dead Detectives can rout this one out.

I seriously would like to know and the wealth of knowledge and information on this site are just ridiculous. In a great way of course.

Anyway, long post but thought I would ask.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Nov 8, 2006 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

My first tape was one I recorded from the audience at Gaelic Park 8-26-71. Man did it suck--but it was a treasure. During China Cat, someone was tossing bags of marshmallows and yelling, "Marshmallows, mashmallows." Always made me smile when I got to that part of the tape. Wasn't long before I encounted the Hell's Honkies Tape club in Brooklyn and tried to move in with them.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 8, 2006 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

Must have been a surreal venue for the band, the Bronx, complete with the elevated trains going by?

Too bad they didnt nail it!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2006 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

My first tape was a 1971 (?) Harding Theatre (trivia: who can tell me which night given it has the famous sequence of Jerry saying something like: "If you are listening on the radio you are hearing the music FASTER than if you are in the hall" and Weir adds "we won't bore you with lengthy explanations of this phenomenon" and Lesh says during a glitch, "...vast audio radience" when he obviously meant to say "vast radio audience")...It is an amazing quality show, even though I got it off 8-track (youngsters take note) tapes...

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 8, 2006 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

Gosh Will Tell - I just listened to that show recently. 4/29/71 or 12/7/71??? Can't remember, I've been on a '71 binge lately....Love the Pig!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2006 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

Ha--I just answered my own question--you are on it: 11-7-71 (the one that starts with Truckin--they do the sequence right there). I hadn't looked on the archive for it, and realized it was probably here (never had the date on the tapes). Cool.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 9, 2006 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

Hey High Flow- regarding Pig, have you gotten the 2 cd compilation thats seede on both bt.etree and shnflac? Very fun. While it does feature some of Pigs finest, there is some unreal guitar work woven into it. Seems like a must have.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 9, 2006 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

Hi Jody - Thanks for the reply. I have not been doing bt because of band-width limitations here. Once I go cable, I'll be delving in to that world. Been reading about the Pig compilation, so that'll be high on my list once I get rolling.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 9, 2006 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

I'll send you a copy if you'd like. Shoot me a mailing address at jodymcollinsATsbcglobalDOTnet

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 8, 2006 8:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

minty fresh: (unique name)- As for your original request, here is a site that may be helpful: http://www.thejerrysite.com/new-index.jsp

Clarence Clemons joined Jerry in the late eighties(?) for a couple of tours that are worth sampling.

In the '90's Jerry brought a tune into the rotation that allowed Jerry's soul to shine: "The Maker" -- check it out; it's on one or two official releases as well as boots

My first tapes: actually, bootleg albums I found in Harvard Square in the winter of '78: Englishtown, NJ (1977-9-03) and "Great American Music Hall" (1975-8-13)

Walkin' along in the Mission, - AshesRising
(jerri1031-dp3ATyahooDOTcom)

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Poster: TheDaliTrauma Date: Nov 8, 2006 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

12/31/78 - from the FM broadcast. It wasn't all of it, just most of the first set. My friend stole it from her dad. Pretty cool.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Nov 8, 2006 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

Hello Dali!

Thanks for the tip. I found it at LL but have to wait till I get home to d/l.

'preciate it.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 8, 2006 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

First tapes...
Got two the same day.
6.24.85 Set 2 from Cincinnati
11.1.85 Set 1 from Richmond

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Poster: Fishead Date: Nov 10, 2006 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

mine was the infamous 2-9-73 stanford show

played that to it's death....

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Poster: Street Pig Date: Nov 8, 2006 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

4.29.71 on a C90 Maxell Tape

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Nov 8, 2006 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

first tape i ever got was 08-27-72 on a maxell,nice snag for a newbie at the time.speaking of maxell tapes,i still got 50 unwrapped maxell's i got from terrapin tapes many moons ago.does anybody remember terrapin tapes?they had the best deal's on tapes.oh well,gone are the days.

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Poster: Street Pig Date: Nov 9, 2006 3:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

MAX POINTS and bartering were the two ways I kept my blank stash,,,,,,great incentive then,,,,,

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 16, 2006 1:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

tigerbolt: I absolutely remember Terrapin Tapes! -- Rhode Island (of possibly Connecticut) --- cool guys. If you are looking to sell them then you've got a buyer - I'll take all of them. Email follows. --- AshesRising
( jerri1031-dp3@yahoo.com )

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 8, 2006 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

if memory serves, it was a rebroadcast of 8/13/75 off the FM radio, that i recorded on a cheap 90min sony casette. loved that tape like nothing else back then.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 9, 2006 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

First tape was barton hall 77. Nice way to get started, eh?

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Nov 9, 2006 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

My first tapes were taped of the deadhead hour- now I have been unbelievably blessed- Dragonwithmatches- you are the best I will return your incredible kindness tehnfold to others

Dragonwithmatches- There is another thread going on about friendliness- I have to say that in all my travels through this great country of ours. I think folks in the midwest, even near "urban" centers have been the friendliness- and I have also experienced kindness from my canadian friends -

But Mr. "Matches" you have really blwon me away- I had not gotten through the inventory when I first wrote this post- you have blessed me with the library of cassettes that I never had- combined with the gentleman from Massachusettes, this formerly "scornful of tapers" deadhead has found peace and forgiveness and loss of resentment in the afterworld I now reside in (funny how the post office can still find me here)

This site made me fall in love with GD all over again and this forum has made me, for the first time in my life, feel like part of the Deadhead community- I never toured with a group- went to many shows alone as none of my friends "got it"- the internet has given me the brotherhood I never had- now I have to stop typing I am getting all teary eyed.

This post was modified by Liamfinnegan on 2006-11-10 04:02:49

This post was modified by Liamfinnegan on 2006-11-10 04:08:40

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 9, 2006 8:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

that was actually honestly touching Liam - if all that is true - i have a new found respect and appreciation for ya. glad to have you here in our "little community"

would be glad to help you out, if i can, with any shows you may have been looking for on your wish list.

This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2006-11-10 04:18:57

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Poster: Gadwah Date: Nov 9, 2006 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

1969-02-05 Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas. A great venue by the way.
I'm thinking that our little crew ingested Orange Sunshine that night.
Don't really remember exactly when I came by it, must have been sometime in the very early 70's. Came on a reel-to-reel from a friend. It's been "gone" a long time.
One of my all time favorites.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 9, 2006 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

I didn't even have a tape deck until after college, nor a car for that matter, so had no "need" for tapes. My brother had retrofitted a deck into his vw bug, but we played albums recorded to tape. My first tapes came from a buddy from colleg who sent me a couple mixes and one from felt Forum- also in 71 (seems like a pattern there)I haven't listened to it for a while, but I think they were just starting to play "new" stuff like Me and My Uncle and tenn Jed. I should probably resurface that and find it on cd.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Nov 8, 2006 8:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

I remember a TDK90 of Lewiston ME Sept. 1980 my old girlfriend had, a second set only kick as sound board that started with Playin and went through to the encores, plus a first set filler. Had her girly smiles and swiggles art on the cassette and I was like 18 and in love. She also had a radio copy of the Englishtown Show, copied off the NY FM station 102.7
God she was cute!!! Oh those were the days.......

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 8, 2006 9:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

my first tape was so goddam mundane, but easy to see how i got tured on...... Cornell '77. How lame is that?

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Poster: minty fresh Date: Nov 8, 2006 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

My second tape was Cornell. That was what really got me hooked for life. I still haven't found a scarlet/fire that i like better.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 8, 2006 9:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Tape

110% in agreement with you on that :) many good ones, none so sublime